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Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Yu, Ning, 1955-
Exodus: A Mormon History Tour is a creative nonfiction journey narrative that traces the author's path in and out of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, commonly referred to as the Mormon church. This memoir piece includes elements of the Bible's Exodus story and essential Mormon history and theology, with a focus on Joseph Smith, the church's founder. Through a fragmented though chronological form, the memoir offers a variously spiritual, logical, emotional, and psychological exploration of issues surrounding faith and spirituality, spiritual knowledge, inculcation of belief, memory, record keeping, self-representation, and so on. The piece is interspersed with and undergirded by depictions of landscapes of northern Utah.
Western Washington University
Subjects – Names (LCNAF)
Olsen, Lee C. (Lee Chancey)
Copying of this thesis in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this thesis for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author's written permission.
Olsen, Lee C. (Lee Chancey), "Exodus: a Mormon history tour" (2014). WWU Masters Thesis Collection. 331.